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Jade, Gemstone
Jade is popularly known as the stone of fidelity.
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 Jade, GemstoneJade is an ancient gemstone that has historically been used to attract love. In China when jade is carved into a butterfly, it is a powerful symbol used to draw love. Jade can be used to bring money into someone's life.

The gemstone usually creates a positive attitude towards money and visualizes one using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in the power hand. When making an important business decision, the prosperous energies of Jade can be used by holding it while contemplating the course of action. Jade strengthens the mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning. Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. A piece of jade can be placed between two purple candles and if the candles burn for a short while. Then the jade becomes as a protection amulet.

The toughness of jade is remarkable. It has strength greater than steel and was put to work by many early civilizations for axes, knives and weapons. In later times, the jade became a symbolic stone used in ornaments and other religious artefacts during the eons. Today jade is still valued for its beauty. Its many colours are appreciated, but it's emerald green colour produces so well. It is highly sought after by artwork collectors. This emerald green jade called 'Imperial Jade' is coloured by chromium. Other colours are influenced by iron i.e. green and brown and manganese is thought to produce the violet colours. Nephrite is usually only green and creamy white, while jadeite can have the full range of jade's colours.

Benefits of Jade
Jade is a stone of the heart. As such, it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues. Therefore, in a normal way it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. The soothing green colour of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone. It helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons for a precipitation for disease. It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart and stomach complaints. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is considered to be good for the cardio-vascular system and for emotional balance and stability. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Some people think jade prayer beads can bless one away from tragedy. Their purpose may vary, but commonly the beads are used to enhance 'goodness' and diminish toxins. Driving away evil and filling one and all beings with peace and bliss. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork.

Many people believe that jade is important to ensure a long, lucky life. Jade is sometimes said to help eye problems. A jade amulet is said to protect a woman in childbirth. A jade can be placed on a sore shoulder or back for healing. Jade usually reminds that there is more to life than what is seen as the physical bodies. Something powerful and beautiful is moving inside all human being. Jade gives balance to the body and the spirit, and thus each revitalizes the other. Jade is a powerful gem for relaxation. It reduces stress. People who wear jade reported that they feel calmer and relaxed when they wear jade. It produces a serene or tranquil mood. Jade helps the persons when they are depressed, especially when someone feels stuck in a situation. Jade offers physical and emotional well-being, especially during unpleasant or difficult situations. Though sometimes the people may not be able to change the situation, jade can help to accept and deal with it rationally and coherently.

Jade is considered the luckiest stone in many countries in the world. It is Light Green colour semi-transparent Stone.

Jade should be used with great care. It should be charged by keeping over night in salted water and then should be washed it with fresh water in morning. Afterwards it should be kept in Sun light for 2 - 3 hours. The process should be done once in 3 Months.

Jade should be used with great care. It should be charged by keeping over night in salted water and then should be washed it with fresh water in morning. Afterwards it should be kept in Sun light for 2 - 3 hours. The process should be done once in 3 Months.

The gemstone named jade is the ultimate symbol of calm and serenity. It helps bring serenity to the mind by releasing negative thoughts. This is the stone of balance and healing, it alleviates anxiety and fear based emotions. It usually vibrates in harmony with the Heart Chakra unlike any other stone. Jade opens up the heart Chakras to love energy. There are some physical properties of jade. These can be mentioned below.

  • Spirituality
    Jade is said to encourage self-realization and help us to recognize ourselves as spiritual beings.

  • Longevity
    For almost a thousand years, jadeite has been worshiped and ingested for its life-extending powers. The stone is believed to bring the holder a long and fruitful life.

  • Luck
    Jade is known as a good luck and prosperity charm for centuries.

  • Detachment
    Helps the owner to be calm and accept the surroundings for what they are, instilling a sense of detachment to the chaos, and not claiming it for the own.

  • Discernment
    Helps the wearer to sense the truth in all situations.

  • Dreams
    Helps one with remember their dreams, and provide help with dream solving. Aids dream recall if placed under pillow.

  • Desires
    Jade also helps someone in bringing your dreams into reality, and in making all things possible.

  • Love Stone
    Jade is often given by lovers as a statement of their love and devotion to each other, and used in lovemaking for its known erotic properties and the enhancement of sexual performance, and increase in fertility.

  • Humanitarian
    It helps one to tune into the needs of others, rising above oneself, and gives insight into their problems.

  • Priorities
    Jade helps the owner to put things in the proper perspective, and focus on the primary concerns for today.

  • Confidence
    Jade assist in self-assurance, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency.

  • Black Jade
    As ALL black stones, protection for attack and negativity. It also helps to control the greed or need for control by instilling wisdom in the use of personal power.

    (Last Updated on : 31/12/2012)
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